18 September 2017
If you experience the condition known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), or are simply interested in learning more about it then join Stuart Linke, C&I’s Head of Complex Depression, Anxiety and Trauma Service (CDAT), for our next “Mental Health Matters”* event.
What is the experience of BME staff working within NHS mental health services, including C&I? These are just a couple of the issues that will be addressed by C&I non-executive director Patrick Vernon, OBE, at our next “Mental Health Matters” event.
The eighth Loudest Whispers art exhibition is now launched at St Pancras Hospital. This exhibition focuses on the themes of this year’s event - Citizenship and the Law – and includes work from 38 professional and self-taught artists. - 3 February 2017
Join C&I Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Frank Ryan for the latest of our “Mental Health Matters” series. Dr Ryan will talk about the prevalence and impact of smoking in those with mental health issues, the management of supporting those wanting to quit and also offer his Seven Simple Steps to improving willpower to quit smoking.
A Medicine for Members event to mark World Mental Health Month, Angela Hassiotis, Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability at UCL’s Division of Psychiatry, will offer her own perspective on supporting people with mental illness.
Angela McNab, chief executive of C&I, will provide her own insight into how society’s perception of mental health and attitudes towards it are changing. Join us at our Medicine for Members event on Thursday 22 September, from 5.30pm.
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 0800 917 3333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.